Hopkins Education Foundation announced another $26,000 in grants for programs at local schools.
The foundation provides money that the school district wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. It also accelerates pilot programs and provides new technology for the classrooms—including interactive white boards, college planning software and data collection devices. The organization has awarded more than $1.9 million in grants to enhance education in Hopkins schools since 1995.
This fall’s grants are:
- Making College a Reality for English Language Learners (, Scott Endo): This parent-involvement program works with families of English language learners to explain the college process and help families better prepare their students.
- Daily Five Listening Centers (, Cindy Anderson): Listening to books is one of the basic development steps in learning to read. This grant provides the tools for listening. Listening to Reading, Reading to Self, Reading to Someone, Working on Writing and Working with Words are all components of the Daily Five literacy program.
- Lexia Reading Program (, Bonnie Hild): Lexia software provides reading assessment, lesson plans and teaching tools that adjust to students’ progress and individual needs. Students at home can also access the web-based technology.
- Rolled: Video Cameras for Language Assessments (, Stephanie Owen-Lyons): Small groups of world language students can easily record their conversations with Flip cameras. Students are more comfortable, and the teachers can efficiently assess the oral activities outside of class time with the video recording.
- Book Project (Off Campus Pavilion, Deb Ludwig and Val Honey): Students create and illustrate their own book in Language Arts class. The project helps students develop writing, illustrating, editing and technology skills.
Hopkins Education Foundation raises money entirely through community contributions. To make a donation, visit the organization’s website or maximize your donation by giving at GiveMN.org on Give to the Max Day on Nov. 16.